Chicago is such a lively, vibrant city. With so much going on, how do you choose what to do when you’re visiting Chicago? You’d need to stay for years to do everything that Chicago has to offer so we’ve put together our list of the top 5+1 things that we think should definitely be on your bucket list for your next trip to Chicago!
One day… three museums!
Spend the day at the museum campus, and prepare to be educated, entertained and thoroughly enthralled! You can take in the Shedd Aquarium, home to beluga whales, rockhopper penguins and alligators! Then move on to the amazing and inspirational Adler Planetarium and Astronomy Museum, finally, finish up your day with a trip round the Field Museum where you’ll discover dinosaurs, mummies and so much more!
Visit the Lyric Opera
If you’re a fan of opera, you’re going to love the Lyric Opera, if you’re not a fan of opera, we think you’re still going to love it! It really is that good. Established in 1964, the Lyric Opera is one of America’s leading opera companies. Take in a performance and it will take your breath away.
Take a picnic to the Jay Pritzker Pavilion
The Jay Pritzker Pavilion can be found in Millennium Park and plays host to a wide range of musical events. From classical to rock, whatever your tastes, there’ll be something for you in the calendar. For a very relaxed time, take a picnic and sit on the lawn area behind the main seating.
Enjoy the Ravinia Festival
The Ravinia Festival is the oldest outdoor music festival in the whole of the US, and it just seems to get better every year since it’s origins back in 1904! There are events on all summer, from June through to September, so if you’re visiting over the summer, this is a must!
Get tropical at Garfield Park Conservatory
A visit to the Garfield Park Conservatory tropical room is like stepping straight from the city into the middle of the jungle! If your visit is during the cooler months, this is a fabulous way to warm yourself up! The conservatory is also home to several interesting exhibitions that change regularly.
Have a fun Chicago segway tour
Have you ever been on a segway? It’s a truly unique experience that you really have to discover for yourself. It’s quite hard to describe just how fun and different it is from anything you’ve ever done before. A city tour of Chicago is a great introduction to the segway, but it’s also perfect for those who have ridden a segway before. You’ll be taken around some of the most interesting and picturesque parts of the city and your guide will give you some fun facts about all the areas you visit. Check out all the information about our Segway Tours and book your tour for your next visit to Chicago. We’ll look forward to having you with us, you’re going to have such a great time!